Frankfurt / Main (dpa) - The German Olympic Sports Confederation DOSB has rejected allegations that it did not cooperate with the Rhine-Ruhr initiative in the planned Olympic bid for 2032.

"Since the understandable disappointment in the region has triggered questions and interpretations about the previous processes, we make it clear once again: All steps in the past weeks were taken by DOSB and Rhein Ruhr City 2032 without exception," said DOSB President Alfons Hörmann on Friday.

"We hope all the more that we will quickly return to the tried and tested partnership spirit of the previous collaboration."

After the decision of the International Olympic Committee to regard the Australian city of Brisbane as the preferred partner for an application for the Summer Games in eleven years, the initiators on the Rhine and Ruhr had criticized the lack of support from the DOSB.

"Obviously, there is still a considerable need for information with regard to the actual processes in the interaction between the institutions involved," said the DOSB.

That is why they want to present “the entire process again in detail and transparently from the DOSB's point of view” at a virtual press conference on Monday.


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